Product Datasheet Price Analyzer TM Acorn Price Analyzer Spend Your Time Wisely Pricing executives spend too much time and effort on mining, validating, and aggregating data — time that would be better spent analyzing the business and making effective decisions. How much time do you spend rationalizing price waterfalls with Finance? Finding and working off an accurate, validated set of data shouldn’t be so hard. With Acorn, it isn’t. The Acorn methodology involves Finance, Operations, and IT up front, ensuring that the data you need is available, and that all involved have signed off on the numbers before you begin your analysis. The Acorn Enterprise Performance System (EPS)™ engine then gets to work on the data, bringing direct and indirect costs down to the Customers, Products, Channels, and Transactions you need to see. Every cost and revenue that makes its way through the Acorn system can be validated three ways: operationally, financially, and via capacity. With Acorn, all that time you used to spend battling over the numbers can now be spent on your real job: analysis, strategy, and communication. Analyze Strategize Communicate Uncover the “hidden gems” in your Charge appropriately for high-cost Incentivize the sales force properly Product Master — those products cost-to-serve items, and/or to sell today’s appropriate product with exceptional profit that only need renegotiate terms to recoup a larger mix, based on revenue, profit, and a little push from the sales force to percentage of the cost expended capacity climb in revenue Apply pressure on customers to live Negotiate bids and contracts from Determine the “sweet spot” for each up to their expectations (e.g., a position of knowledge about the of your SKUs and more accurately minimum spend to qualify for a real cost to serve your customers predict whether you can close the discount) — or begin a discussion and segments sale at the desired price of re-segmenting customers that continue to under-/over-perform Complete Integration Price Analyzer™ is based on the new Acorn Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Dashboard Accelerator™, which works with the MS SharePoint Portal. The Acorn CPM Dashboard Accelerator provides instant access to the data you need: targeted Customer, Segment, and SKU-level reports, a built in OLAP plug-in, integration with your organization’s Balanced Scorecard, and more. All of the MS Office Solution Accelerators are interoperable; the workflows and data that drive your Balanced Scorecard and budgeting initiatives can contribute to the analysis available in Price Analyzer — and vice versa. The detailed Price Analyzer results can also feed other third-party systems. The Price Analyzer data can be used with price optimization tools to ensure that the prices set are actually those paid, and to track variances from the corporate strategy. The Price Analyzer data can also feed forecasting models, such as those created with MS Analysis Services, to provide an accurate basis for your forward- looking decisions. Accurate + Scalable = Actionable Acorn continues to offer undeniable accuracy with Price Analyzer. Like the rest of the Acorn EPS suite, Price Analyzer provides visibility at every level you need, from the high-level Segments and Channels down to the individual transactions that occur every day. And Acorn knows that the transaction-level detail has to be just as accurate as the high-level data, because when you’re talking with the Regional Managers about the last week’s sales, you need to be confident in your facts. Analyze the price waterfall of any transaction, any product, or See at a glance every sale made of a given SKU and the price your company’s average sales. Group the results by customer obtained. Benchmark them against the average or against the or segment for aggregate analysis. aspiration price. - Recapture your true cost to serve. - Monitor price trends. - Align incentive programs. - Advise the sales force. - Make better decisions. - Capture value in each sale. The performance of the Acorn EPS suite is unbeatable, even for the largest organizations. Whether you’ve got hundreds of thousands of SKUs, millions of customers, dozens of segments and channel combinations — or all of the above — Acorn can make sense of your business and deliver the results you need. Acorn doesn’t just provide visibility into the details — Acorn provides insight into what makes your business tick. System Requirements Acorn software has been tested on the following platforms, broken down by function: Application Server Report Server Database Server Windows 2000 or 2003 Server Windows 2000 or 2003 Server Windows 2000 or 2003 Server running Internet Information Server running Internet Information Server running MS SQL Server 2000 SP3a. (IIS) and Windows SharePoint (IIS) and MS Reporting Services for Dual 933MHz+ processors and Services 2.0 SP1+. 933MHz+ SQL Server 2000 SP2+. 933MHz+ 1GB+ RAM recommended. processor and 512MB+ RAM processor and 1GB+ RAM recommended. recommended. For More Information For details about Price Analyzer or other Acorn products, visit www.acornsys.com or call 800-ACORN98.
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